My mother has something about her. By day, a sense of dedication She worked hard to provide a happy home. By night, she desperately tried to keep a vicious Monster hidden from her children’s tender eyes.
She would always tell us not to worry. Working two jobs to provide for us, When our father wouldn’t. This was the woman Who loved me, even when I couldn’t love myself. She carried my burdens for me.
Now I’m fully grown, and I know how hard It is to parent two children well, I’m even more In awe of her. She sometimes talks so much, I wonder how she can breathe. But I’m just grateful I can still hear her.
As it’s Mother’s Day, I decided to do a live read of ‘Mother’, which is taken from my latest book, iHuman.
I don’t do these reads very often for a few reasons:- Firstly, as an autistic person, I struggle to inject emotion into my speech. Secondly, I’m dyslexic too, so I find it very hard to read out loud. Thirdly, I’m very self-conscious and shy….
So please enjoy this special reading of Mother, dedicated to my mom.